Educational Objectives: By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Prescribe the most appropriate wound care regimen taking into account both wound type and patient's ability (i.e. ability to care for themselves, help at home) to allow for fastest, safest wound healing.
  2. Identify at-risk wounds that require either wound biopsy or more dedicated/aggressive wound care follow up.
  3. Improve communication between providers and nurses for coordinating care for wound care.

Target Audience: Physician Focus: Physicians specialist in surgery

Other non-physicians: Physician assistants

Planners (varies):  

  1. Natalie Ku, MD, Surgery, KP RWC
  2. Lynn Chang, MD, Surgery, KP RWC

CME Staff: Alvin Ting, MD, COE; Julia Carranza, CME Coordinator

Speaker(s) (varies): 

  1. Natalie Ku, MD, Surgery - KP RWC
  2. Grace Tay,MD, Surgery, KP RWC
  3. Lina Wong, RN, KP RWC
  4. Manish Basistha, Infection Prevention Manager, KP RWC
  5. Lynn Chang, MD, Survery, KP RWC
  6. Diem-Chi K. Nguyen, Physician's Assistant, KP RWC
  7. Yonghong Ke, RN, KP
  8. Craig Nimick, MD, KP RWC

Resources: Several articles examining negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), hydrocolloid dressings, etc. with faster healing wounds, ease of patient care, improved wound/scar appearance following treatment. For example: Sood A, et al. Wound dressings and comparative effectiveness data. Adv Wound Care. August 1, 2014. 3 (8): 511-529.

Disclosure Statement: The presenters and program planners of this conference have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty for this program and they do not have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest that present a conflict of interest with this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand -name products.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Kaiser Permanente
1100 Veterans Blvd.
30 a/b
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Geriatrics

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